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Social Media Breakfast in Grand Rapids – all about YouTube from a reliable and trusted source

I happened to be in Grand Rapids on the right day this month. I was here for the Itasca Area Social Media Breakfast. Erika Kooda talked about the power of YouTube. ...

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Agenda for the National Gathering

This will give everyone a sense of just how important this is going to be for shaping the Strong Towns movement. Get signed up today. Strong Towns Nati ...

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Alone

She simply kept walking, kept breathing, kept living. But I have to believe that there were dark moments when the night outside seemed full of grief and memories too big to bear alone. ...

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Civic Center Crosswalk in Fremont, CA

Tactical Urbanism Creating Opportunities from Challenges to better move and connect people and businesses so that communities can THRIVE! Level of service was a solution of the Federal and State Interstate Highway era. ...

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Come Build Strong Towns at the National Gathering

Fall is quickly approaching, and with it comes the first ever Strong Towns National Gathering. The National Gathering is going to be a major moment in the history of our organization, as it’s the first time we will have assembled so many of our people together in one place to grapple with the issues facing our cities and citizens. ... More from Strong Towns Blog

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Connected Nation webinar on FCC Rural Broadband Experiments Wednesday, July 303:00pm ET

Sorry for the short notice – but at least if you sign up now you shouldn’t have time to forget before it begins! Please join Connected Nation for ...

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The 10 Best Things To Buy Used

One of the best ways to stretch your budget is to buy things used.  You’ll find some great bargains, and you’ll be helping the planet by giving g ...

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Fitness Fun

Working out doesn't have to be a chore. Have fun with it!Fitness Fun Working out doesn't have to be a chore. Have fun with it! Amplifeied ...

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AmeriCorps CTEP Civic Engagement Presentations: Aug 1 in St Paul

I know many people will not be able to attend, but for those who are interested… Please join us for the AmeriCorps CTEP Civic Engagement Presentations! Friday Aug 1, 2014 Presentations are from 9 to 11 AM at the Wilder Foundation http://spnn.org/blogs/201407/ctep-americorps-presents-civic-engagment-projects A preview of the presentation: When he got out of prison an ex-offender sent an email from South Minneapolis to his daughter in Florida for the first time; in downtown St. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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Bemidji State Starts Elder-in-Residence Program to Support Indian Retention

There has been virtually no argument that the Pathway’s “Every student will…” aspirational goals are solid – right on. How to ensure “Every student will…” is where opportunity abounds and it gets tricky. ...

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Fire and Straw

In preparing to teach European History in the fall I have been doing some reading about the Reformation era.  I found interesting Luther’s comments regarding the marriage of priests, which of course was and is prohibited by the Catholic Church. ...

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No More Can't

Clear your mind of "can't". You'll be amazed at what happens.No More Can't Clear your mind of "can't". You'll be amazed at what happens. Amplifeied ...

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Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen

EXPLORE AMERICA'S TEST KITCHENAmerica's Test Kitchen is filmed in a real, working test kitchen located just outside of Boston. It is the home of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and the Monday-to-Friday destination for more than three dozen test cooks, editors, food scientists, tasters, and cookware specialists. ...

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New Family Movies on DVD

Gru, the girls and the Minions are back in this very funny sequel.A mischievous squirrel has a mission to find the tastiest nuts for winter. ...

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Bremer Bank Meals for Many Campaign Donations Top $95,000

St. Paul, Minn. – July 25, 2014 - During the ninth annual Bremer Bank Meals for Many Campaign, the $2-for-$1 donation match up to $35,000, was met and exceeded once again. ...

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A man with a plan

Gary Fitch will kick off his “Minnesota Miracle” walk to help end hunger in Minnesota at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 in International Falls.By EMILY GEDDE Staff Writer, Ifalls JournalHis tennis shoes are laced up and Gary Fitch is ready to make a difference.In two weeks, the retired mail carrier will set out on a 300-mile, 30-day walk from International Falls to St. ...

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A Magazine That Embraces ‘Less is More’

I’ve been working on the concept of ‘Less is More’ a lot this year.  I’ve been simplifying and decluttering.  I’ve been determining what t ...

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Free Home Depot Kids Workshop: Mini-Crate Pencil Holder

Sharpen those pencils and get ready for school with this fun kids’ project at Home Depot this weekend. Kids can make a free mini-crate pencil holder at the free Home Depot Kids Workshop  this Saturday, August 2, 2014, between 9 a.m. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Tribute Concert Headlining “Spider” John Koerner at the Edge

The “traditional American folk and country blues musician, rhythmic guitarist, song-crafter, singer, and humorist” Spider John Koerner will bring his talents to the Edge Center in Bigfork this month for a tribute concert to Marshall Oelmann who passed away last year. ...

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Am I Dreaming?

A California dream researcher has proven something that wouldn’t surprise Mozart or Keith Richards. It’s that dreaming is a great way to solve creative problems.Dr. ...

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